SUPER RARE ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA 1957 AUSTIN CAMBRIAN 4 DOOR SEDAN WITH 51K ORIGINAL MILES WITH ONLY TWO OWNERS WHO CHERISHED THIS CAR SINCE NEW & WITH BRITISH HERITAGE CERTIFICATE!!
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and stunning and very collectible and rare example of this southern California 1957 Austin Cambrian 4 Door Sedan with only 51K original miles in this highly striking gorgeous color combination of original factory 'Palm Green' color exterior paint with a matching 'Green' interior which is also virtually flawless and a genuine two owner southern California car since new with only 51K original miles! An uncompromising head-turner which never fails to get compliments from all who see her!
One rarely finds a car with this type of pedigree and documentation, let alone such a sweet and unusual 'British Heritage Industry Certificate Trust' vehicle like this one! The Austin Cambrian sold as a A40, A50, A55 and A60 was sold by the Austin Motor Company for several generations between September 1954 through to 1969 as cars and in 1971 as light commercial vehicles. It replaced the A40 Austin Somerset but was an entirely new model with modern unibody construction. The range had two basic body styles with the A40, A50 and early A55's using a traditional rounded shape and later A55's and A60's using 'Farina' styling. Initially the Austin Cambridge, as it was known in Europe, was only offered with a 4-passenger, 4-door sedan body, although a few pre-production 2-door models were also made. It had a modern body design for its time with integrated wings and a full-width grille. Independent suspension was provided at the front by coil springs and wishbones but a live axle with anti-roll bar was retained at the rear. In January 1957, the A55 Cambridge was introduced to replace the A50 model. It used the same 1.5L B Series L engine as its predecessor. The Cambridge had been restyled somewhat and now had a larger trunk and much larger rear window. The car was also lowered by fitting 13 in (330 mm) road wheels which were smaller than those on the A50 but the overall gearing remained the same by changing the rear axle ratio. Two tone paint was an option.
As the name Cambridge had already been used by Plymouth in the U.S., the exported U.S. models became known as the 'Cambrian' instead. This particular example was ordered new by its original owner in Maryland and brought to southern California where it has remained for the rest of its life. The car was obviously always garaged and covered and is in quite remarkable condition throughout. It has absolutely zero rust and always has. The car has every gas record written down in a small book with the number of gallons and the cost written in pencil. The car has had one lacquer repaint in its original 'Palm Green' color with a subtle and beautiful hand painted accent stripe which enhances the cars appearance is the only repaint that the car has received in its whole life according to the previous owner and it still shines and looks like it must have when it left the showroom floor over 55 years ago. The interior has been refreshed with some new seat material and carpet in its original specifications and the car has an original 51, 742 miles and this is also documented on the California title. The beautiful art-deco styling and a stunning motor compartment to match the rest of the car sets off this absolute jewel!
The car has a 4 speed manual transmission located on the steering wheel column which shifts easily and precisely through the gears, the 1489 cc engine producing a whopping 51 b.h.p. purrs like a kitten and doesn't miss a beat and all the doors open and shut as they must have when new! The car's heater and defroster both work well. The car was obviously always deeply cherished and probably has never seen rain along with a virgin glove compartment and ash tray showing how fastidious the two owners of this car have been along with a box of extensive memorabilia, manuals, magazines, records, letters from the original British Motor Corporation of Cowley, Oxford, England, original factory tool kit, spare tire and jack, original factory hub caps, an extra original Motorola AM radio and its 'British Motor Industry Heritage Trust' certificate dated 27/8/1996 showing its original matching numbers and a build date of 8/28/1957 and a framed collection of the cars memorabilia!
Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this rare and very collectible and obviously thin on the ground British Classic car, an always garaged original southern California car with 51K original miles and no accidents and with absolutely no issues whatsoever!
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